Dance the Night Away With Arthur Murray at the Gorgeous Georgian Terrace, Thursday Nights in May – May, 12, 19 & 26, 2011
When Arthur Murray moved to Atlanta, Georgia, the first place he taught dance lessons was at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Beginning in 1918, Murray taught lessons to a class list of nearly 1,000 students at the Georgian Terrace. He was attending classes at nearby Georgia Tech and was featured in a Forbes Magazine profile entitled, “This College Student Earns More Than $15,000 a Year.”
Now, as the Georgian Terrace celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year, the legendary hotel is honoring the dance instructor who is a legend himself. Every Thursday night in May, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Arthur Murray dance instructors will teach dance lessons – the evenings also include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, so it’s a fun date night or girls’ night out! Every evening will have a different theme, and the remaining dance nights include: May 12 – Tango (hey – that’s tonight!), May 19 – Swing, and May 26 – Foxtrot. Music to keep your toes tapping and your moves grooving is provided by Lethal Rhythms.
This week I hosted a preview night on Monday in Penthouse 3 at the Georgian Terrace and we watched dance demonstrations from Arthur Murray instructors, noshed on delicious Georgian Hotel hors d’oeuvres, and learned a little more about the history of the hotel and Arthur Murray. We even got a beginning lesson in meringue – I think it’s safe to say we’ve whetted our whistles and will be back! I know I’m looking forward to May 26 for the Foxtrot – I want to learn to dance like Fred and Ginger!
The dance parties are just $20.00 per person (a great price, considering they include the dancing and hors d’oeuvres) and reservations are requested. You can reserve your spot by calling (404) 897-1991.
Don’t have plans tonight? It’s Tango night – go learn the dance of love! Or plan to Swing it out next week, or join me for the final week for the Foxtrot! Hope to see you there!
Top photo courtesy of the Georgian Terrace Hotel; center photo courtesy of Lethal Rhythms